Fredrick Nafukho Named University of Washington Vice Provost for the Office of Academic Personnel
University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced the appointment of Fredrick Muyia Nafukho, Ph.D, as the new Vice Provost for the Office of Academic Personnel. Nafukho also will hold a tenured faculty position in the Department of Management and Organization in the Foster School of Business.
Nafukho was the senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professor of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University, which he joined as an associate professor and program chair in 2007. He also was the co-director of the university’s Educational Leadership Research Center.
“We look forward to Fred’s leadership, collaborative approach and dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion and faculty success,” Richards said. Richards added that he and President Ana Mari Cauce were grateful to have Nafukho join the UW.
“As a preeminent institution with an outstanding academic culture of excellence and a commitment to innovation, UW’s core values and mission inspire me to imagine a boundless future,” Nafukho said. “It is the conviction to create a better world together that excites me about this role. I am honored to partner and collaborate with the diverse, creative and talented faculty, professional staff and student body. I look forward to working collaboratively with the leadership team, faculty and Faculty Senate to lead a transformational plan to support UW’s academic personnel from pre-recruitment to retirement and beyond.”
WittKieffer’s Suzanne Teer, Bree Liddell and Natalie Song led this search.